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What Good Are Promises?

From the February 2006 Print Edition

Promising and the Good by Guy Mansini, O.S.B. Sapientia, 173 pages, $21.95 Why do people today seem to have so much trouble making and keeping lifelong promises? Ever more couples live together without benefit of marriage, and ever larger numbers of those who do marry later divorce. Few make . . . . Continue Reading »

Beware of Counterfeit

From the February 2001 Print Edition

Natural and Divine Law: Reclaiming the Tradition for Christian Ethics by Jean Porter Eerdmans, 399 pages, $28 Like the special threads the U.S. Mint implants by which genuine dollar bills are distinguished from counterfeit, there is a mark that distinguishes a genuine theory of natural law from . . . . Continue Reading »